Archive | November, 2014

New Music // Caribou – Silver

12 Nov

Caribou’s track Silver from his new album Our Love sounds like it could’ve comfortably scored a scene cut from the movie Drive, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Languid bass synths creep along the city streets at night while Snaith ruminates wistfully about a girl who’s chosen the other guy, wondering where they’re going, what they’re doing.

It’s an intimate and solitary moment that we get to peek into, perhaps even feel a part of, because who among us hasn’t wondered about the one who chose someone else?

 

 

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New Music // Röyksopp – Monument

5 Nov

13 years after their debut album, Melody AM, Röyksopp are calling it quits, so to speak. While they’ve stated they’ll continue making music they’ve decided to part ways with the traditional album format after the release of The Inevitable End on November 11.

While they haven’t had the same peaks as some of their electronic contemporaries like The Chemical Brothers or Daft Punk, Röyksopp have been consistently releasing their particular brand of music for as long or longer than some of the biggest names out there. It would easy to assume this album may not be able to manage the same magic this deep in their career, or that perhaps it will be a victory lap of proven ground, but this reworked track Monument (featuring Robyn on vocals) sounds just as fresh and energetic as anything they’ve ever done. In fact, they sound like they’re just hitting their stride.

What this means for Röyksopp’s music in the future, only time will tell, but for now, enjoy some of the best electronic music from one of the best electronic bands around.